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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

The Print and Broadcast Journalism certification course will provide students with an overview of journalism. The postgraduate level training is backed with meaning, concepts, and significance of print and broadcast journalism. The first section of the curriculum also outlines the role and responsibilities of being a journalist in modern-day society.

The second unit of Print and Broadcast Journalism certification syllabus comprises deep insights into print journalism. The course emphasises news writing, journalistic writing, and reporting fundamentals. Gujarat-based ASPEE College of Home Science and Nutrition offers this 15-week-long MOOC training specially curated for postgraduate students interested in carving a career in journalism.

After finishing the Print and Broadcast Journalism training programme by Swayam, students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to gather, assess, write, and organise a good news story. Besides, the third and fourth section of the curriculum encompasses the nuances of broadcast journalism, editing, and proofreading. Candidates receive an MoE certificate, four credits, and a credit transfer credential after fulfilling necessary conditions. 

The Highlights

  • Course contents can be accessed free of cost
  • Sample YouTube video (Introduction)
  • Proctored exam (National Testing Agency(NTA))
  • 100% online course
  • Four credits
  • Video tutorials 
  • Fifteen-weeks course
  • Postgraduate level course
  • Credit transfer credential (By SDA University Gujarat)

Programme Offerings

  • Course contents can be accessed free of cost
  • Proctored exam (National Testing Agency(NTA))
  • Sample YouTube video (Introduction)
  • video tutorials
  • 100% online course
  • four credits
  • Fifteen-weeks course
  • Postgraduate level course

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 1000yesASPEE College of Nutrition and Community Science, Sardarkrushinagar

Print and Broadcast Journalism course fee structure

Course name 


Print and Broadcast Journalism (certification)

Rs 1,000 (for unreserved category students)

Rs 500 (for SC/ST students)

Eligibility Criteria

The Print and Broadcast Journalism certification by  SDA University, Gujarat, and Swayam is open for all irrespective of their academic and professional background.

However, to obtain a certification for this programme, all candidates are required to appear for an internal and a proctored examination along with paying the stipulated fee. The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and a minimum of 40 per cent of marks need to be secured in both the exams. 

What you will learn

Writing skillsEditing skillsReporting skillsVideography skills

Once the candidates complete the Print and Broadcast Journalism programme, they can be assured of excelling in the following areas: 

  • Concepts of broadcast and print journalism discipline
  • Fundamental methods involved in journalism
  • Media ethics
  • Media policies
  • Understanding the news values
  • Components of efficient reporting
  • Writing news reports
  • Writing press releases, scripts and storyboards
  • Develop the appreciation for a free expression in a democracy
  • Build their knowledge base in the news media industry
  • Critical thinking skills

Who it is for

The Print and Broadcast Journalism course by Swayam, an elective course, is best suited for postgraduate students who are inclined towards establishing a career in the field of journalism like reporters or content writers or journalists. . 

Admission Details

  • To access the contents of the Print and Broadcast Journalism certification course,  simply follow the link given below - 
  • Once the course page opens, you can proceed with the further steps of the admission process by clicking on the 'Sign in/Register' tab. 
  • Next in line, you should create an account with a username and password. 
  • After this, you can sign-up with Swayam to proceed with the course.

Application Details

The Print and Broadcast Journalism program does not mandate the learners to fill any other application form other than the basic details like name, contact details and educational background etc.  

The Syllabus

  • Development Journalism
  • Concept and importance of journalism
  • Type of journalism

  • Online journalism
  • Citizen journalism
  • Photo journalism

  • Media policies and law
  • Role and responsibility of a journalist
  • Ethical aspects of print and broadcast journalism

  • Components of new writing
  • News: Definition, concept and the elements of news
  • Writing different types of news

  • Different forms of journalistic writing
  • Style of news writing

  • Writing Skills for Opinion Piece/Feature
  • Writing Skills for Editorial & Farm News
  • Writing Skills for Press note/ Press Release

  • Basic terminology used in print journalism
  • Scope and challenges of print journalism

  • News gathering techniques
  • Types of reporting
  • Basics of reporting

  • Function and responsibility of the editor
  • Qualities of reporter
  • Meaning, objective and principles of editing

  • Copy editing
  • Use of graphics, cartoon in print media
  • Editing style and layout

  • Different types of radio formats
  • Proofreading
  • Characteristics of radio news

  • Script writing and layout for radio
  • Broadcast writing style for radio programme

  • Different types of TV formats
  • Characteristics of TV news

  • Script writing and layout for TV
  • Broadcast writing style for TV programme

  • Basic terminology used in broadcast journalism
  • TV programme production
  • Developing story for TV programme

Evaluation process

In order to obtain the certification for the Print and Broadcast Journalism training, students are required to appear for the internal and the proctored exam. The exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). To get qualified for certification, the students are required to secure a minimum of 40% in both the exams. 30% of the in-course tests and 70% of the end term exam are counted towards weightage. 


ASPEE College of Nutrition and Community Science, Sardarkrushinagar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Should I pay for the examination?

Yes, the examination for the Print and Broadcast journalism course mandates a fee payment.

2: Who is conducting the exam?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) holds the exam. 

3: How many weeks is the course spread in?

This course is spread over fifteen weeks. 

4: How to access the Print and Broadcast Journalism online course contents?

You need to log in with your credentials into the Swayam portal and access the course. 

5: Can I score a certification if I drop midway?

No, you have to finish the course, the internal assignments and the final exam to get a certificate.


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